Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Abby Garlock


Non-profit organizations like psychosocial rehabilitation centers operate largely on reimbursements and funding from government agencies and charitable organizations, respectively. Since reimbursements are based on units of service provided, the center’s operations rely heavily on the attendance and participation of its members in the provided sessions. Charitable institutions, also require fund recipients to provide a report of outcomes and the impact the funds have on the recipients or the community at large. Members’ participation at the chosen site was reported to be low, which led to a projected unsustainability of operations if the numbers did not improve. Equipping the staff facilitating the sessions with the knowledge and training to appropriately address the learning needs and styles of the membership is one method to improve member participation. The VARK model of learning was introduced, and staff members were asked to complete the VARK questionnaire. This knowledge enhanced staff members’ ability to develop lesson plans that incorporate teaching strategies to address different learning styles, thereby creating more meaningful sessions to encourage member participation.

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